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The Week of
Community Power

This Week’s Info

  • Mobility Focus: Hip ER / Ext

  • Stability Goals: Bridge Progressions

  • Skill Work: Pull / Pull Up 3

  • Mindset: Community

WOD Programming Schedule

  • Monday: Pliability

  • Tuesday: MetCon

  • Wednesday: Strength

  • Thursday: Pliability

  • Friday: MetCon

  • Saturday: Strength


When: February 3rd, 2023

Time: 5-9pm

Why: We want to celebrate all of our amazing members with a night of health, fun, movement and smiles!

Where: Girl Scout Regional Program and Training Facility
601 W Maple St, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(It is beautiful!!)

Details: We will announce the mock elections, laugh, have music and dancing, games and eat yummy food from Glo Foods Eatery!!

The entire menu will be gluten-free and DELICIOUS!

Get your tickets HERE!

Bring your family!

Bring your kids!

Let’s PARTY!!

2023 Course Line Up! SIGN UP TODAY!

MamaBear 101

  • Begins January 11th!
  • We have ONE bonus spot available!
  • Please spread the news to any mamas you know along the entire motherhood spectrum!
  • We can’t wait to help them form space for themselves and deepen their body connection!

Smart Nutrition

  • This course gets rolling January 23rd!
  • Take advantage of this opportunity to work with WOD and Nutrition Coach, Cassidi Wenke!

JOIN Us in Welcoming Sean Clark to our Coaching Staff!

  • Sean will be starting TOMORROW!
  • Soon-to-be Dr. Sean was born and raised in Southwest Michigan and earned a BA in Chemical Engineering with a Minor in Pulp & Paper Engineering in 2013. Throughout his career as an Application Engineer and Project Manager, he confirmed his passion for physics and science, but realized industrial applications of these topics were not the right fit. This led him to pursue his true calling as a Physical Therapist and he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from WMU in 2022.
  • Sean has had a strong interest in human physiology and biomechanics with his love for sports, exercise, and human performance. Over time, he realized how important injury prevention and rehabilitation can be to maintain athletic performance and everyday function. Helping people maximize function and meet their athletic goals quickly became a passion!
  • When not at work you can find him golfing, playing ultimate frisbee, throwing competitive darts, exploring nature or starting too many home renovation projects at the same time. He is beyond excited to be a part of the Mindset community and grow as a therapist alongside his future patients.

Dr. Ellen’s Health Tip

Community Power

Did you know your fellow members are pretty amazing?!

We have teachers, coaches, volunteers, doctors, and business owners!

We have people from many industries: sales, trades, education, mental health, medicine and more!

I challenge you to meet one new member you haven’t met before!

You never know where it might lead!

Functional Medicine Corner

So – electrolytes!

Last week we discussed how important they are to keep each and every cell balanced and healthy, as well as keep our brain, muscles, heart and nerves running optimally. There are several elements to consider, and each plays its own precise role in the balance.

  • Calcium – This nutrient is essential in muscle contraction and movement as well as in nerve “communication” or signaling, blood clotting, and of course keeping our bones and teeth strong.
  • Magnesium – This mineral also helps with muscle and nerve functioning as well as bone health. It is essential in maintaining good digestion as well as balancing blood glucose and regulating heart rhythms. AND magnesium serves to help reduce anxiety and maintain protein-fluid balance in the tissue.
  • Potassium – You likely guessed it, but this is also important in muscle contractions. (Who knew working out was so reliant on minerals!) But potassium is also a key player in blood pressure regulation as well as heart rhythm and contraction.
  • Sodium – This element is a heavy hitter when it comes to maintaining fluid balance inside and outside of the cells themselves. It also serves as one of the major signaling elements that allow our nerves to fire messages throughout our body. Blood pressure is also affected by sodium as well as….muscle contractions. Of course.
  • Chloride – Sodium and chloride work closely together to maintain fluid balance and keep cells hydrated. It also helps our body to maintain optimal pH and helps to improve digestion as well.

Now that we’ve nerded out a bit to learn more about how these minerals work inside of us, next week we can discuss what symptoms we may notice when we are electrolyte depleted.

~ Carrie Palmer PA-C, IFMCP
Please feel free to reach out to Carrie directly with additional questions at 269-224-1659!

Member of the Month – Stephanie Murphy

It is a new year and a new month–which means it is time for a new Mindset Member of the Month!

This January we are spotlighting the strong and soulful @stephanie.murphy.msw!

Stephanie–we admire your positive attitude, your down-to-earth nature, your smile, and your strength! We love having a MamaBear like you in our community! We feel the sunshine every time you are in class. Wishing you a great Member month and lots of love going into the new year!

Help us shower Stephanie with love this month!